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New Policies & Procedures

New Region11 EMS Determination of Death/Withholding of Resuscitation Policy Effective March 15, 2020

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NEW Region 11 Online Continuing Education Site

Complete your online education modules here!

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Region 11 EMS Systems of Care

The Region 11 EMS System recognizes Level 1 Trauma Centers, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers, Primary Stroke Centers, STEMI Receiving Centers, and a Perinatal network of hospitals.

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Region 11 EMS Monthly Pearls

Monthly updates and important information

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Research News

Recent Region 11 Research Publications

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About Us

The State of Illinois has eleven designated EMS Regions in which emergency medical services are coordinated; the City of Chicago is designated as Region 11. Within EMS Region 11, there are four separate EMS Systems under the medical control of four hospitals: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The University of Chicago Medical Center, and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The Illinois EMS Act provides authority to these four Resource Hospitals, giving them legal control over their respective Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems.

The EMS Medical Directors from each of these four Resource Hospitals, along with their respective EMS System Coordinators, comprise the Region XI EMS Medical Directors Consortium (MDC), which was formed in 1984 to ensure the continuity of emergency medical services within the city. The Consortium allows the four separate EMS systems in the City of Chicago to function as “one EMS system,” having the same polices, standing medical orders and equipment across systems, making patient care and education of system providers consistent.  Click here to learn more about the organizational structure of the Region 11 EMS MDC.

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